RF. The one thing Prince Harry ‘has always hated’ about his father Charles, revealed by royal expert

Jun 26, 2024
RF. The one thing Prince Harry ‘has always hated’ about his father Charles, revealed by royal expert

Back in the day, Prince Harry and Prince William held a bond that seemed unable to be broken…ever. Sadly, no one assumed that the relationship between the two brothers would eventually get to the lowest point.

Growing up, William was the one person Harry trusted the most. “He is the one person on this earth who, I can actually really, you know, we can talk about anything and we understand each other and give each other support and everything’s fine,” Harry said of his brother on the day he turned 21. Fast forward to a year ago, the younger prince referred to his older brother as to his “archnemesis.”

During childhood, William and Harry experienced heartbreak when their mother, Princess Diana, died in a car crash. This tragedy brought the brothers, who were 12 and 15 at the time, closer than ever.

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Recalling that traumatic experience, Harry described the moment he got word of his mother’s passing in his book, Spare. He described how his father sat beside his bed, telling him: “Darling boy, Mummy’s been in a car crash.

“There were complications. Mummy was quite badly injured and taken to hospital, darling boy,” Harry recalled his father saying. “He always called me ‘darling boy,’ but he was saying it quite a lot now. His voice was soft. He was in shock, it seemed.

“With a head injury. They tried, darling boy. I’m afraid she didn’t make it.”

The prince further claimed that Charles put his hand on his knee, saying: “It’s going to be OK,” but that he “didn’t hug” him.

“Everyone knows where they were and what they were doing the night my mother died,” Harry stated.

“I cried once, at the burial, and you know I go into detail about how strange it was and how actually there was some guilt that I felt and I think William felt as well, by walking around the outside of Kensington Palace.”

“There were 50,000 bouquets of flowers to our mother and there we were shaking people’s hands, smiling,” he continued. “I’ve seen the videos, right, I looked back over it all. And the wet hands that we were shaking, we couldn’t understand why their hands were wet, but it was all the tears that they were wiping away.”


Princes William and Harry walking behind her casket on the day of her funeral is an image many Britons could never forget.

Later, Harry slammed the decision that the two young boys had to walk through London with the world watching.

“My mother had just died, and I had to walk a long way behind her coffin, surrounded by thousands of people watching me while millions more did on television,” he told Newsweek in 2017. “I don’t think any child should be asked to do that, under any circumstances. I don’t think it would happen today.”

Today, William and Harry barely speak to one another. Despite the rumors that they try to extend an olive branch to one another, many claim they don’t even speak on the phone.

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One of the most explosive claims revealed in Spare, whose title allegedly comes from Harry’s “spare” role as the second son of the King or the fact that he has been “spared” from his family, is the heated argument between the brothers over Meghan Markle.

According to Harry, his brother reportedly labeled Meghan “difficult,” “rude,” and “abrasive.”

Harry explained how William went to Nottingham Cottage, then Harry and Meghan’s home on Kensington Palace grounds in London, in order to discuss “‘the whole rolling catastrophe’ of their relationship and struggles with the press.”

However, the conversation turned into a heated argument.

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In order to calm things down, Harry handed over a glass of water to his brother.

“He set down the water, called me another name, then came at me. It all happened so fast. So very fast. He grabbed me by the collar, ripping my necklace, and he knocked me to the floor. I landed on the dog’s bowl, which cracked under my back, the pieces cutting into me. I lay there for a moment, dazed, then got to my feet and told him to get out.”

Allegedly, William then urged Harry to strike back but Harry refused to do so.

“What was different here was the level of frustration, and I talk about the red mist that I had for so many years, and I saw this red mist in him,” Harry wrote.

“He wanted me to hit him back, but I chose not to.”

Harry’s relationship with his father might be better than that with his brother, but they are certainly not nearly as close as they once were.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 06: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attends the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on May 6, 2023 in London, England. The Coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the other Commonwealth realms takes place at Westminster Abbey today. Charles acceded to the throne on 8 September 2022, upon the death of his mother, Elizabeth II. (Photo by Ben Stansall – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Allegedly, Harry tried to schedule a call with his father on Father’s Day but his efforts have been met with reluctance, as per royal author Tom Quinn.

“Harry has tried to schedule a call with his father already, but his father is prevaricating with Camilla advising against anything that might upset King Charles,” Quinn told the Mirror. “He knows the world will be watching to see whether he is big enough to reach out to his father. He is determined to try to ignore his troubled relationship with his father and he will certainly send a warm message.”

Quinn claimed that while Harry wants to make amends, he has one big problem: He thinks King Charles doesn’t care enough for him and instead “supports” William over his younger son.

“It’s easy to forget that Harry really does love his father; he just hates the fact that Charles seems always to support William when there is a family dispute,” Quinn told the Mirror.

Hopefully, Harry and the rest of the royals would eventually make things right between them.

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